LRNG Innovation Challenges

Beginning in 2014, LRNG Innovators asked teachers to partner with their community to design programs that help young people connect their out-of-school interests with in-school learning. Their inspiring programs raised a next question: how do young people discover an interest that can foster engagement and learning in the first place?

Announcing the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge: Spark an Interest; Ignite a Passion

In its third year, LRNG Innovators is launching a new challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, to a career, or having a positive impact on their community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover interests connecting the spheres of their lives, both in and out of school, and provide potential future opportunities. For example, how do we help a child identify and link a passion for videogames to math and science, and later a career as a video game developer? The possibilities are endless.

If you and your colleagues are up to the challenge, start your 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge application today! Deadline: March 16, 2017.

Learn more about the work of the LRNG Innovators Challenge grantees: